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I’ve always raved about how much better it is to watch movies on a big projected screen, but there’s a small problem: projectors are prohibitively expensive. Though you can get a half-decent 40-inch HDTV now for less than $500, even a budget projector will set you back at least $750 for 720p quality – and remember, any pixellation is infinitely more noticeable once it’s being blown up to typical projection size, so standard definition just isn’t an option anymore.

We’ve purchased a budget LED projector to see if you can get that same big screen experience from something half the price. It cost just less than $400, purchased directly from the manufacturer ATCO in China – including delivery. Not only does it offer an admirable 3800 lumens of brightness, but it also comes with Android built-in for media player capabilities. This is the cheapest projector you’ll find that does HD at a good brightness – you can buy “Pico” projectors AAXA P4X Pico Pocket Projector Review and Giveaway AAXA P4X Pico Pocket Projector Review and Giveaway What if you could bring a projector with you, wherever you go, and easily display presentations, movies, and more with it? This $299 AAXA P4X Pico Pocket Projector attempts to make this possible. Read More for less, but those may as well be powered by a flash light.

First Impressions

atco budget projector review

The box it arrives in is the product box; nothing is wasted by fitting boxes within boxes. Unbranded, no fancy packaging – this is it. That’s $20 worth of packaging materials and design – you’re not wasting money on for a start. It’s a heavy package: 6.5 kilograms total, though only 4.5 kilograms of that is the projector.

atco budget projector review

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Inside, it’s packed full of cables and adapters. Here’s what we got:

  • 1 meter VGA cable
  • 1.8 meter HDMI cable
  • Composite cable
  • Remote control
  • Wireless mouse
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Spare fuses and screws
  • Two pairs of red/blue 3D glasses
  • Mini-CD with manual and software

atco budget projector review

The specifications

  • 1.5GHz ARM Cortex Dual-core A9
  • Android 4.2.2 pre-installed
  • 1 gigabyte of RAM
  • 802.11b/g wireless
  • 1280×800 pixel resolution
  • 8 gigabytes of internal flash storage/li>
  • 50,000 hour LED life

The projector itself was well-packaged in the usual expanded plastic foam. The only form of branding on the otherwise shiny black plastic device is the letters HD on the top; it hardly seems worth the printing effort. There seems to be a space for a logo or badge to be glued on the front, but none is supplied with our model.

atco budget projector review

Connectivity

Around the back, there’s no shortage of sockets and ports, with all the standard component, S-VIDEO, VGA, as well as dual HDMI inputs and even an analog TV aerial socket. I don’t have an aerial on the house to test this, but I wouldn’t expect it to work with modern digital services anyway.

There are two USB ports and an SD card slot too: remember, this has Android built-in so you should be able to play media directly on it without the need for yet another little box.

atco budget projector review

There’s a 2W built-in speaker – and while it’s nothing worthy of high praise, it’s not particularly bad either, certainly better than some cheap laptops. Component audio ports are provided for audio output directly from the projector.

Picture Quality and Brightness

This is really what this review is all about: can you get a decent size and quality of picture, at a reasonable brightness? I’m not expecting to be able to use it in the daytime, but I don’t expect to need blackout curtains either. I’m also expecting a little pixellation from a 720p device given I’ll be aiming to project on a fairly large wall, but not so much pixellation that it really detracts from the experience. Big screen fun, basically – not cinema buff quality.

The diagonal projected image size it achieves is about 195cm (76 inches) at 250cm (8.2 foot) distance from the wall. Extrapolating that to a throw to screen-size ratio gives about 0.8, so you should be able to calculate how large your image will be. It certainly isn’t an ultra-short throw like the Optoma gaming projector Optoma GT750 3D Gaming Projector Review and Giveaway Optoma GT750 3D Gaming Projector Review and Giveaway I love projectors; I have fond memories of nights spent in front of the projector with all my housemates, as we snuggled under the kotatsu (a Japanese heated table thing) and settled in to watch... Read More we reviewed: that thing could project onto an entire living room wall while sitting right in front of it on a coffee table. This device will do best in a large room, mounted on the ceiling or a shelving at the back. At smaller sizes, I couldn’t quite get the focus perfect though: when the middle area of the screen was in focus, the edges seemed to blur slightly. At larger sizes, this wasn’t an issue.

(Note: the ripples seen in this test shot are my fault for projecting onto a shower curtain, the actual projection is fine, so do watch the video for subsequent test output onto a plain white wall.)

atco budget projector review

The total light output is claimed at 3800 lumens. This is actually on the upper end of projector brightnesses, and would give you a decent screen up to about 150 inches even with a little ambient light – impressive, considering the LED technology rather traditional halogen bulb. The quoted LED life is 50,000 hours – though clearly this would be hard for us to test fully. It’s non-replaceable, but before you get your knickers in a twist, a quick calculation shows that at 3 hours per day, every day, it should last about 45 years. The fans will break well before then, and you’ll probably need to upgrade to a holographic 3D projector by that time anyway.

atco budget projector review

Focus adjustment is done by laboriously turning the lens, while a flimsy slider round the back adjusts the screen tilt – this is the only part of the build quality that felt a little sketchy to me.

atco budget projector review

Android

The introduction paragraph was a fair way back there, so you’re forgiven for forgetting the fact that this projector comes with Android built-in. Not only are you getting a half-decent budget projector, but a built-in Android TV stick Rikomagic MK802 IV and MK812A RK3188 Android Smart Mini PC Review and Giveaway Rikomagic MK802 IV and MK812A RK3188 Android Smart Mini PC Review and Giveaway A complete Android system for your TV - not a Chromecast, not an adapter for your phone – no additional hardware required. Android "TV sticks" are mini computers running Android. They have no screen, instead... Read More too. You can use your USB peripherals, play media from an SD card or USB storage device, stream using Netflix or run whatever apps you like: it’s Android. And you know what? It’s actually not half bad. It’s running stock 4.2.2 and is surprisingly responsive. Compared to the Android karaoke player Android Lemon KTV Karaoke Player Review and Giveaway Android Lemon KTV Karaoke Player Review and Giveaway The Lemon KTV Karaoke player (KHP-8836) is available direct from China for around $350 plus shipping or from Amazon for $349.99 with free shipping, complete with a selection of English and Chinese songs. Read More  that I reviewed last month, this thing flies along beautifully.

Antutu reports similarly, placing the identified “MBX dongle board” with a performance score of 9417, roughly in line with a Samsung Galaxy S2. In real terms, it just feels responsive: XBMC was able to smoothly stream from services, and YouTube handled HD videos just fine.

The supplied wireless mouse helped too – rather than rely on a hybrid remote control that does neither job well enough, the mouse just lets you get on and use the system. You could easily plug in a keyboard as well given there are two USB ports – but for entering passwords, usernames, or searching YouTube, the mouse and on-screen keyboard certainly didn’t feel like a chore.

Summary

atco budget projector review

I’ll be honest, I’m really pleasantly surprised. Not only is it a budget-priced projector with very competitive brightness, but it has a genuinely responsive Android system built-in, providing media playback without the need of yet another device. You will need a good distance to project from for the best results, but come on – it’s only $400!

MakeUseOf recommends: If you’ve been looking for a big screen experience but been put off by the cost of entry, look no further. Value for money and added features make this a steal!

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  1. Mark Stone
    April 6, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Does it come w/ a manual zoom adjustment? I've tried looking online, but to no avail.

  2. EsKay
    April 5, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I am extremely satisfied with something similar in setup for the past year and a half (except that it is two different units - the NEC V260x projector from Staples for 350$ and the tiny cigarette lighter sized Rikomagic MK802 IIIs for 55$).
    This of course is a matter of personal preference since the Rikomagic TV stick can be unplugged at whim from my bedroom and made portable (to be hooked up with another HDMI TV/monitor source in living room etc.)

  3. Morrison
    March 29, 2014 at 7:11 am

    $375 ;)

  4. Phil H
    March 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I'm willing to pay everything I have.... Just emptied my pockets. I have two dollars and eighty-five cents.

  5. Sreeraj R
    March 28, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    250 maybe

  6. Jack Q
    March 28, 2014 at 4:42 am

    I actually can't afford a projector now. I've always wanted to, but never purchased one.

  7. Kathleen M Smith
    March 28, 2014 at 4:23 am

    At this time a projector is out of my price range, however, when this changes, I am willing to pay whatever it costs for quality.

  8. Angela C
    March 27, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I have never purchased a HD Projector but I would probably be willing to pay $300-$400 for one.

  9. ita9080
    March 27, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    luck !! :)

  10. Peter C
    March 27, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I'd pay $350. Thanks

  11. Eric G
    March 26, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Have not purchased one yet but I am looking at them for our "swim-in" theater we are creating in the back yard. ~ $300 - $500 is our budget

  12. pavan kumar
    March 24, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    yes i wanna buy hd projector to play all my games and moves on bigger screen, i haven't bought any projectors till now.

  13. Delia
    March 24, 2014 at 3:43 am

    I´ve never bought a projector

  14. Stephan H
    March 24, 2014 at 12:12 am

    I have no clue what these things are worth and have never used one.

  15. Jayendran
    March 23, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    $300, and no, I don't have one yet

  16. kevin
    March 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I would pay up to about 150 euros for one just because I believe it can be cheaper.

  17. Peter H
    March 23, 2014 at 5:57 am

    I'm willing to pay $99 with shipping to my door included in that price.

  18. Kylin Flores
    March 23, 2014 at 5:11 am

    I have no money but I am willing to pay enough for it.

  19. nitin hassija
    March 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I would consider paying $600 max, as thats my budget. I have not purchased one as of yet.

  20. Gurinderdeep
    March 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    no more than 250$

  21. Dave W
    March 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Hopefully if I won this prize I wouldn't have to pay anything for a projector.

  22. Wing K.
    March 21, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Honestly maybe about $400 at most. Nope.

  23. Rory R
    March 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I'd say no more than $400 max, considering you can get a pretty good TV for for not much more.

  24. erwooster
    March 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    I was impressed with the features vs price, that I went ahead and bit the bullet. Ordering was ok, but there was not an option to get a white case, although their advertising showed both black and white. I asked for a while case model in a comment box, so we will just have to see. I will report back with what I experience.

  25. Nikša T
    March 20, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Not more than $700 but I belive in short time things would be better with more stuff 3d,1080p for less price. This projector looks great for that price, tnx for info!!

  26. Mai Tran
    March 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I'd pay 800-1000€ for one, never bought any before though.

  27. gramps
    March 19, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I would give $700 for a good HD projector that could be seen in a none dark room

  28. David Smith
    March 19, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    If I had the money and an income and was looking for a projector, I would probably spend between $700-$1000 or so. I have never personally had a projector (except for the ancient slide projector my dad had), bit I did have one at a previous job and that was before HD.

  29. Simone Marroni
    March 19, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Up to 500$, but I never purchased one

  30. magykmaster
    March 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I just got one for $800 and I am very satisfied with it. It's a 1080p 3d projector. It's called the BenQ W1070.

  31. ruben
    March 19, 2014 at 11:28 am

    About 300$. No, not really, I never had one.

  32. Iain Simmons
    March 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Up to $500 for a good quality one.

  33. Roman Savchuk
    March 19, 2014 at 6:42 am

    $500

  34. Sergei
    March 19, 2014 at 3:07 am

    $500 tops, still thinking about it.

  35. sofien boudriga
    March 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    i dont want to spend 500$ on it actually and i didn't have one before

  36. Nathaniel W
    March 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I paid $800 for a a used projector with a $1300 MSRP and have been completely satisfied. However, my cousin could use a projector...

  37. Dmitriy S
    March 18, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Around $300

  38. Srivatsan V
    March 18, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I'd look for one in the $500 range, but this one looks pretty nice for the price. And it has 4.2.2 built in. I was expecting 2.3 or something, and was pleasantly surprised.

    Not a bad deal.

  39. Jared M
    March 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Great article. I'd rather pay for quality. Not necessary brand name, but just well-rated.

  40. Kelley Galyen
    March 18, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I have never priced them. I had assumed they were way out of my price range. I guess I would consider pay $200 to $300 for a fairly small one.

  41. Abdelrahman Y
    March 18, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    about 400$. No, I don't have one yet.

  42. Denise M
    March 18, 2014 at 6:20 am

    This is really on my husband's wish list. I have no idea what his budget is.

  43. cent
    March 18, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Around $350 but, would love to have one

  44. Bogdan Duman
    March 18, 2014 at 1:37 am

    I don't want to spend more than $500

  45. Isaac C
    March 17, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    $400 is about right. But I don't have one.

  46. Mariano D
    March 17, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    U$S 200, I will use it for seminars and workshops, I borrow one every tome I need.

  47. Joel Heslop
    March 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I haven't bought a HD Projector recently, but I would love to find a great budget one for under $500.

  48. Joses L
    March 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Probably less than $400 for 1080p. Which is rather impossible, hence why I prefer HDTVs.... or I can win this giveaway! I've never bought a projector too, due to personal skepticism of picture quality and clarity, priciness, and that it just doesn't feel right at all when compared to monitors and screens. (*laughs*)

  49. Carmelo
    March 17, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I guess 300 to 400 € would be a fair price. I never bought one so far.

  50. erik bryant
    March 17, 2014 at 6:09 am

    less than 200 dollars....otherwise im renting a big screen tv

  51. Jessica Taleon
    March 17, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Around 500usd. :)

  52. Adly A
    March 17, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Around $300 but I don't have one.

  53. Scott H
    March 17, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I'd make use of an HD projector, but I wouldn't buy one. So far when I need to use one I just borrow one.

  54. Daniel
    March 17, 2014 at 1:16 am

    For the 76" inches i thought this price is perfect, $400 bux is perfect

  55. viesis
    March 16, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Around 500 USD

  56. Dan G
    March 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I'd pay $500 if it performed well under conditions I would use it in-failry bright room, limited control over projector to screen distance. It is for work not play so making the content look its best without drawing attention to itself is most important to me.

  57. Dorothy H
    March 16, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Since I don't really "need" one, I'm willing to pay $20 for one to have one lying around for occasional use.

  58. Edmund S
    March 16, 2014 at 9:52 am

    My budget would be $200 for a HD projector. I don't own one yet. I wouldn't mind getting one just to see if it's viable for gaming and movie watching.

  59. Chee Keen W
    March 16, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Looks great. Now to check whether it's available in Malaysia!

  60. Narcis M.
    March 15, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Never purchased one, I probably won’t consider spending to much money.

  61. Andrew
    March 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I don't have much room for a screen to project onto, so I wouldn't pay more than $200 for a projector.

  62. Igor Soliar
    March 15, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Around $350

  63. Donald A
    March 15, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I've never really understood what the fuss is about with home projector-TVs, so at the moment, I probably won't consider spending a dime on one. I'd like to experience it first

  64. Donald A
    March 15, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I've never really understood what the fuss is about with home projector-TVs, so at the moment, I probably won't consider spending a dime on one. I'd like to experience it first

  65. Donald A
    March 15, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I've never really understood what the fuss is about with home projector-TVs, so at the moment, I probably won't consider spending a dime on one. I'd like to experience it first

  66. Natalie Y
    March 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    For a good quality projector with some of the bells and whistles I would pay $150 if it was on sale.

  67. Stephanied B
    March 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I have to be honest, I know you get what you pay for but I could not at this time go a dollar over $300, and even that would be tough!

  68. Jon T
    March 15, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Never purchased one, and for my needs it would be nice but not necessary. I might pay $200 at most.

  69. Bogdan
    March 15, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I can pay 300$. I have never own such projector.

  70. Pramod
    March 15, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Willing to pay 250$ for an HD projector.

  71. Alex
    March 15, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I haven't purchased one before but I would spent as much as for a flat screen ~500$

  72. Linda Meyers-Gabbard
    March 15, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Awesome review
    i would pay up tp $500

  73. paulie
    March 15, 2014 at 10:05 am

    $400 to $500 but i still dont know if i need one

  74. Todd S
    March 15, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I don't have a projector, but would be willing to pay $250.

  75. Luis
    March 15, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Around $300. It would be perfect with network conectivity (wifi and/or wired)!

  76. Mihir C
    March 15, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Around $300 and will exceed the price range if its actually worth it!
    Nope, I don't own a projector!

  77. Ajith Sen
    March 15, 2014 at 5:35 am

    $400 is pretty reasonable.

  78. Benjamin K
    March 15, 2014 at 1:44 am

    It depends on the quality. Many projector's color balance is way off.

  79. Laurence D
    March 15, 2014 at 12:19 am

    haven't purchased a projector.. i guess $250 is all i have to buy one

  80. Cynthianna M
    March 14, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks for the review! I'd think I wouldn't go any higher than what you spent on this projector, since it seems to do what it says it will do and it's half the price of other "name brands". Perhaps the competition will drop the prices of the name brand projectors in the future? ;)

  81. Jessie L
    March 14, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Haven't purchased one before, and in my financial position it isn't something I'd really consider for any price at the moment. Maybe under $150, but I doubt I'd really find anything decent for that price.

  82. Julian
    March 14, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    $300. Never owned one myself.

  83. Todd G
    March 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Nothing. It's a nice to have, but I don't have extra cash to spend on one of these - though I'd love to have one.

  84. Wei Lian L
    March 14, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I am willing to pay around $400 for a projector that could last.

  85. Kitty
    March 14, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    $300 tops I wouldnt go much higher than that.

  86. effe
    March 14, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    400$

  87. Joe
    March 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I guess $300 - $400 is quite reasonable, but it's a bit beyond my current budget unless I needed it for business. For now, displaying from my computers and tablets onto my TVs is fine.

  88. Karsten Decker
    March 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I have my second budget LCD player, first was a mere vga projector from NEC (I think ithad the number 300) for about $400 back then, a real steal and I was happy for about 8 years. Then problems started, Now I have a 720pixel projector from Panasonic (PT LW 25H). While it works ok, it lacks connectivity (lacks speaker out, which is a pitty since the build in ones are not good, no HDMI), gives off too much light to the back and side of the projector which is a bit distracting when you sit behind the machine,and the Keystone comes on every so often without reason. It cost $400 as well, that's why I bough it. $500 isthe top price for me on a beamer, I am not crazy about all the extras.

  89. Brent
    March 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    $400 seems about right. Like the added bonus of Android. I might just look at getting one of these if I don't win.

  90. Nicholas S
    March 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I don't have a projector yet and I'd spend no more than $500 for one.

  91. Ashley M
    March 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I have never previously purchased a projector and would not pay more than $500.

  92. Beh H
    March 14, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Not more than $500. Haven't purchased any before.

  93. Junil M
    March 14, 2014 at 7:11 am

    haven't purchased a projector of any kind yet, but i'd probably go with $400

  94. Victor Obizuyk
    March 14, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I would prefer to pay nothing… Free is always best

  95. Mukola
    March 14, 2014 at 7:04 am

    I’d pay a maximum of $500, but a projector is toward the bottom of my wish list.

  96. Lyman L
    March 14, 2014 at 5:51 am

    no more than $500 for a projector since my wall space isnt that much

  97. Vic L
    March 14, 2014 at 5:19 am

    I never buy a projector before and I currently look for a money wise projector. I will look at this projector.

  98. Kendall B
    March 14, 2014 at 5:08 am

    I'd pay a maximum of $500, but a projector is toward the bottom of my wish list.

  99. Robert C Bowman
    March 14, 2014 at 4:35 am

    I would prefer to pay nothing... Free is always best

  100. Johnna Rhodus
    March 14, 2014 at 4:33 am

    I'm not sure,probably around $400-500

  101. Ramesh balas
    March 14, 2014 at 4:27 am

    $300 would be what I am willing to pay.

  102. Louis Smith
    March 14, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Willing to pay between $200 - $300 due to the fact that 4K is rising and probably will be $500+ or more. The price I'm willing to pay should benefit the average consumer very well no matter what's their budget is.

  103. Jo-anne P
    March 14, 2014 at 3:47 am

    depending on the features I would be willing to spend around 600 dollars but after seeing this model I have to rethink a few things.. For all that I use it for this would be perfect especially since it would be used by all household members and I would not freak quite so much when it left the house. Thanks for the great informative review

  104. Jim Alix
    March 14, 2014 at 3:28 am

    My use case for a projector would likely be at cycling and skiing events, as a volunteer for various non-profits. I would expect to pay upwards of $1000 for the brightness required, so this budget projector looks good to me!

  105. Ferdinan S
    March 14, 2014 at 2:48 am

    for that pricing, it is make sense

  106. Charlie
    March 14, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Not in my budget, but would love to get my hands on one

  107. Joseph C
    March 14, 2014 at 2:18 am

    $350 Would be the right amount in my opinion, I may buy one next summer for watching Movies

  108. Nick K
    March 14, 2014 at 2:14 am

    A fried demoed a projector displaying a huge screen, and even the folks in the office across the alley were impressed. Needless to say, this is a tech I am looking forward to bringing home.

  109. Charlita M
    March 14, 2014 at 2:14 am

    I wouldn't be willing to pay anything at all, since it's highly unlikely I'd ever even use it. BUT I'd sure like to win it!

  110. ekeith2000
    March 14, 2014 at 2:14 am

    <$500

  111. Bienvenido C. Masaluñga Jr.
    March 14, 2014 at 1:49 am

    I used to buy 2nd hand projector for about $300. I'm willing to pay the price of it as long as I'm ok and contended with the output and quality.

  112. MikeB
    March 14, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Never thought about buying a projector but at this price I am giving it serious thought.

  113. Elizabeth K
    March 14, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Since reading this article I might consider getting one soon as the price on this one is about right for me. Thanks for the info!!

  114. Marcelo
    March 14, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Probably

  115. Mickey G
    March 14, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I have no idea how much projectors cost, much less HD ones. I'd have to do more research to have an acceptable price range. Never bought one.

  116. Anonymous
    March 14, 2014 at 12:39 am

    99.95

  117. Cara D
    March 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    lol I haven't looked at projector prices in years last time I looked they were $800 which I knew I couldn't afford but if I could afford one I say $400 seems like a great price.

  118. Robert O
    March 13, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I would easily pay between $400 and $450 , since this sounds more than competitive with other projectors in this price range.

    I've been considering purchasing a budget projector for quite a while, but held off due to lack of justifiable funds. I'm glad I didn't, since this ATCO projector seems like an ideal projector for me! The LED bulb life sounds like an excellent alternative to the halogen bulbs other projectors use.

    Congratulations in advance to whoever wins this.

  119. Kendall S
    March 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    $300 i will say will be my price for buying one

  120. Aleksandr C
    March 13, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I would pay 300-450$

  121. Peter Henry
    March 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I do not have one but I could pay up to €300 for one.

  122. Steve W
    March 13, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    as little as possible...I'm poor

  123. Dan D
    March 13, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I guess $400. I have never really considered buying a projector before as my main TV.

  124. Keith W
    March 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I have an SD projector thats hardly ever used so buying a HD pne would be unlikely at any price.

  125. Anant S
    March 13, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Not Sure

  126. Va D
    March 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    At most $1000 and the specs has to be on par with a traditional 50'+ LED TV. No point in settling for less if I can buy a better alternative for the same price.

  127. Ed
    March 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Don't know if I would pay for a projector, but it might be nice to play around with - especially with Android built in. Nice touch.

  128. Alessio A
    March 13, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    My father has an old slide projector and I would like a new one like that, super technological :)

  129. Jeff H.
    March 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I wouldn't pay more than $500 for a projector. I'll be using it for gaming as well as family movie time.

  130. losmi
    March 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    400 usd is great price, but by the time it come to my country it will cost 600e+

  131. Larry
    March 13, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    As I have no pressing need, at the moment I am not willing to pay anything for it. A nice accessory would be the ability to show all my old slides.

  132. Kim M
    March 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I could only afford a cheap one so it would be really great to win this.

  133. Nikhil N
    March 13, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Built in adroid OS is just awsome. overall an excellent product.

  134. Ahmed Kazim
    March 13, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I've got no idea about projectors so can't say anything, but i guess they'll sure cost more than a Monitor so a little over the quality of monitor i'd be looking for.

  135. Antonio R
    March 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Around 300$ would be nice. I haven't purchased one till now.

  136. Sus
    March 13, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I would pay up to $400. Especially if it was to play a tribute slideshow for a family reunion or a 50th anniversary for parents/grandparents.

  137. Anthonichiwa C
    March 13, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I'd pay about 500-700

  138. Maarten D
    March 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I love Android.

  139. Beto Vega
    March 13, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    500 USD that's it

  140. Franz W
    March 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Currently I can't even afford to think about one, but this looks excellent for the price!
    $300?
    $200?
    FREE!?
    I've always been good at wishful thinking!

  141. Serg
    March 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I’d pay about $500 max.

  142. Robert G
    March 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Looks good and would be a handy piece of gear to have at hand

  143. Abdelouahab Boussakka
    March 13, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I would pay 600$

  144. DanQ
    March 13, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    my upper limit for a projector would be $650

  145. alan h
    March 13, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I'd love to have an HD projector. I am a big movie buff, and while this might not be the best quality, it might be something that would be capable of being a good starter for me with the technology.

  146. John D
    March 13, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Ready to pay 500 bucks, but still in plans

  147. Ari T
    March 13, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    We aren't looking to buy one at the moment so anything above free isn't really relevant

  148. Adam B
    March 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I think $400 is a very reasonable price for these specs, but it's not in my budget. I might buy at $100.

  149. S Howard
    March 13, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I'd pay about $500 max.

  150. Jerrib
    March 13, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    At this point I don't have the money to spend but about 400.00 if I did.

  151. Bill
    March 13, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Well, 400.00 seems about right. :)

  152. Steve
    March 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    $400 for this one

  153. Paul Y
    March 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Asking price for this is about my limit - using a borrowed BenQ at the moment - great for family movie nights.

  154. Brady W
    March 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I think a few hundred is all I would pay. I've always wanted a projector, not sure why lol

  155. paul
    March 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    500.

  156. olamoree
    March 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    $400 including shipping sounds like right on the money! I have an Optomo that every time I use it I fear the bulb is boing to go out... with 50,000 hour LED, life is a dream! And Android 4.2.2? Whats not to love about this projector?

  157. CCopeland
    March 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Depending on what I think the quality is, $400-$500 for an HD projector. And NO, I have not bought one.

  158. Nikhil N
    March 13, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    300$-400$ price bracket is perfect for HD projector.
    and answer to the second question is NO .

  159. Larry
    March 13, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Would like to find one in the $300 - $400 range.

  160. Jared Turner
    March 13, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I've been looking into a 1080p projector for some time. Cost is abot $1000 - if I didn't have college to pay for...

  161. Zeus A
    March 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I’ve never bought a projector for personal use

  162. Bill Fleet
    March 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I'm expecting a projector with these specs would typically run $600 or more. What I'm interested in for this unit is build quality and longevity. At this price, I'd hope to get at least two year's regular use out of it. (It might make an interesting unit to project TV/movies onto the ceiling over our bed.)

  163. Mandip D
    March 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    No idea!

  164. Derek Sass
    March 13, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    $400 of course

  165. Todd H
    March 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I'm not sure how much I would pay but, I'd be willing to take a chance and hack myself one with spare parts I have laying around.

  166. John R
    March 13, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I could see myself spending $1500 to $2000 for a good projector if I had the room to put it in.

  167. christa parish
    March 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I haven't really priced them out, so I'm not really sure yet. It hasn't been a priority purchase.

  168. Jason Weiss
    March 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    No more than $150
    BTW, your tweet is a few chars over. I had to remove the "RT: " to get it to post

  169. Robert Turton
    March 13, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I would say somewhere between $400-$500 max :)

  170. Miguel
    March 13, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I would not pay more than the cost of a good LED TV. These days, $500 max.

  171. Paul
    March 13, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I would like to see them come down to $200 - $250.

  172. Al Chou
    March 13, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Nothing, I hardly ever use projectors.

  173. Paul B
    March 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    $300-400.

  174. Jessica Dillingham
    March 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I would pay maximum of $300. I don't want to spend a lot on something that I could just use a dvd player or xbox for. No i dont already own one but it would be cool!

  175. Steve G
    March 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I've never bought a projector for personal use, however for work I've spent roughly $2000 for a good projector and ceiling mount. For personal use, I'd keep it under $300.

  176. Rick
    March 13, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    It would depend on the features of the projector, so I would not lock myself into a price corner.
    I have a 55" HDTV, so I'm not really in the market for a projector.
    But if I were I would do my research to get the best feature set at the best price.
    As always if you happen to be giving one away, I am game.

  177. Anne F
    March 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Don't have the funds right now, but this one sounds like a good buy at this price!

  178. Daniel
    March 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I don't need one bad enough to buy it...if I won one on the other hand...

  179. Bjørnar B
    March 13, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    im not willing to pay for it ;)

  180. Raphael S
    March 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Well, the Brookstone slim pico projector is about 99USD on sale right now, so I think 100-250 is the max I'd pay for a budget projector.

  181. Ryan Heatherly
    March 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Max 500$,

    I haven't purchased one.

  182. Harmony Carolino
    March 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I havent bought for myself. In the Philippines, I think it costs Php 30,000. I'd gladly pay for 15000,if there is such an LCD Projector which costs that much only.

  183. Jaimee M
    March 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I would be willing to pay 400. lol,

  184. Youssef Brahmi
    March 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    500$ max

  185. Steveo DuckDuckio
    March 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Im a scrimper, wouldnt want to go futher up than around £400 ($600 ish)

  186. JeffC
    March 13, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I probably wouldn't buy one, so $0 (i.e. winning this one) is what I would be willing to pay.

  187. Vincent Thorne
    March 13, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I would say 450$

  188. Oval
    March 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    If it's a very good one, with a long throw, excellent lighting, etc., maybe 1,500.

  189. Travis Faulkner
    March 13, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Ive got a thin, long livingroom with a picture window right in the middle of the long wall. Since we bought the house Ive said we need to have a projector that shoots up on a screen in front of that window. I think Id do $500

  190. Paul
    March 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    It all depends on the projector, but ~$500 would be my max. I have not purchased one yet.

  191. Glenn H
    March 13, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I would pay 3 to $500 for a projector. I have never bought one before but I always thought about getting one. Easy for video / graphical video presentations and a little saturday night movie on the side!

  192. Jitendra A
    March 13, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Max $550. No I do not have one.

  193. Raul Jara
    March 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    $300 sounds fair to me

  194. Anthony
    March 13, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I had always thought a lot would need to be spent on a projector, which is why I have never gone for it - at this level it starts to become appealing, even if the quality doesn't match the high end models.

  195. Larry Mac
    March 13, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I've been looking at projectors for an outdoor theater, and have been hoping to stay in the $500-$600 range.

    Also, I don't quite understand the part of the review that said " I don’t have an aerial on the house to test this, but I wouldn’t expect it to work with modern digital services anyway." If there's an RF input for an antenna, I'd guess there's a tuner in there somewhere? Would be interesting to mess with that.

  196. Keith N
    March 13, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I would buy an HD projector if the price was around the range of a decent 40-50" TV.

  197. Hal Jenner
    March 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I'd be willing to pay u p to $1500 for a projector

  198. Molnar O
    March 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    no more than $100 which means I will probably never get one unless I win this

  199. George A
    March 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Fits my budget great! Have been waiting for a good projector.

  200. Axel C
    March 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I think around 500 dollar would be acceptable for my budget.

    I was planing on buying one, but then we had unexpected costs, so the plan is postponed

  201. George A
    March 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I need this for summer neighborhood movies. Great price.

  202. George A
    March 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    This is perfect for my needs. For presentations @ work and home movies.

  203. Anthony
    March 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I'm living in a rented apartment, so can't really do much decorating, a projector would really make a big difference from white walls everywhere.

    $400 sounds like a bargain tbh, seen 'em going for $3k+ which is way outta my league.

  204. BrianP
    March 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Don't own one but won't spend more than $500

  205. Eric R
    March 13, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    the one that I have my eye on is $800

  206. Sam K
    March 13, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    $300 – 400 is the price range for me. I haven't purchase one.

  207. Bruce Dale
    March 13, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Not really sure of my rice point...depends on the quality & features, I guess.

  208. Les S
    March 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    $ 400 to $500 is the right range for my budget.

  209. Ken
    March 13, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I would expect to pay around $900 for a high quality high def projector, so I'm very intrigued by this one.

  210. MarkTGT
    March 13, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I'd like to pay around $500, but might go to $750 depending on how bright it is and quality.

  211. Matt LaPietra
    March 13, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    $300 - 400 is what I would be willing to part with. I have yet to purchase one.

  212. ewooster
    March 13, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    For the price, this is a great value. It offers a lot of input options that make my current projector look like it came from the stone age. This would make a great replacement for my projector in my man cave, and I could eliminate a lot of excess cabling in use right now.

  213. Aaron C
    March 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I think if I were to ever go for a projector I would buy a really good one with a short throw since I don't have much space to project in my house.

  214. Don
    March 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I haven't purchased one , but am moving soon and may get one for the new place.

  215. Dany B
    March 13, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Not sure I dont know what are the price of those Projector.

  216. Justin
    March 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    For an HD Projector $700-800 for a decent one. This one actually looks good for the price.

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